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I can't get enough of these suckers. I have to be honest, I'm pretty much a crack head with these things. Not joking. You see, pummelos are only in season from December - Early March (at least where I live anyway). So I have to basically overdose on these things to feel like I've had enough to tide me over until the next year.
Pummelos are from southeastern Asia and taste a lot like grapefruits, but sweeter.
WHY DO I LOVE PUMMELOS SO MUCH?
Anyway, my hubs and I are the DVR king and queen. We haven’t been able to watch a TV show at it’s regularly scheduled time since the early 2000’s. Rugrats have that effect on grown-up schedules. It’s impossible to get through a show without filling up a sippy cup, tending to a boo-boo, finding a lost toy, or wiping an ass. So most nights Jay and I get the kiddies to bed and try to catch up on our 178 back-logged DVR recordings. By this time it’s been about 4-5 hours since supper. During the day, I eat every 3 hours, so by the time I hit the 4-5 hour mark, I’m ready to eat the couch.
You have to remove ALL the layers to eat them. So by the time I’m done with one, I’ve been eating during the entire TV show and I feel satisfied. If I’d eat a quick handful of nuts or a banana, my snack wouldn’t even last through the opening credits. And I’d want to keep eating. My usual TV snack is edamames. Edamames also take a long time to eat because you have to work to get to the good stuff by opening up all the pods. But come wintertime when my pummelos are only available for a few months, I shit-can the edamames.
You have to remove every bit of the skin. It’s not like an orange where you peel it and then eat the pieces. You have to get down to the raw flesh of the fruit. I’ve had many friends call or text me saying they hated them because they couldn’t even chew it. They only took the peel and first layer of skin off. You must take the second skin off as well.